Travel to Orissa

Orissa lies quietly at the eastern corner of India, along the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The ancient history of India still lingers in its temples, chaityas and stupas. With a rich heritage of 2 thousand years old, the state boasts of a glorious past dating back to Mauryan dynasty. Since then the state has witnessed the many upheavals of Indian history. Today Orissa is a fast developing state of Indian Union
Travel to Orissa
Travel to Orissa
With the ancient monuments, virgin beaches, serpentine rivers, mighty waterfalls the state promises you a veritable wonderland as you travel to Orissa.

A travel to Orissa would take you to the land of one of the goriest battles (the war of Kalinga) of Indian history, which led to the transformation of Ashoka the conqueror into the greatest benevolent monarch of the world.

Travel to Orissa to visit Konark where the ancient Indian architecture culminated to the construction of wonderful Sun temple and many other temples in Bhubaneswar and Puri. You may choose to let your hair own in Chandipur or Gopalpur on sea, or spot a white tiger in Nandankanan. A travel to Orissa would offer you all.

How to Reach Orissa

By Air

The idea of reaching Orissa by air is complimented by the presence of the Bhubaneshwar Airport in the capital city. This well equipped Airport of Orissa is well connected with the different parts of Orissa and has regular flights to and from the Indian cities of Kolkata, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Mumbai, Delhi, Raipur etc.

There are a number of Airlines that have departure and terminal points at the Bhubaneshwar Airport.

Therefore, the tourists have the open option of choosing their favored Airlines while traveling to Orissa by air. The biggest attraction of a tour to Orissa, Puri, is located at distance of 56 Kilometers from the Bhubaneshwar Airport with which it is well connected by trains and buses.

By Rail

The best way of enjoying the beauty of the rustic India is by traveling to Orissa by rail. Administered by the South Eastern Railway Zone, a journey to Orissa by rail is comfortable and swift. There are a number of trains that connect Orissa with the different parts of India.

Bhubaneshwar is the capital city of Orissa and the Bhubaneshwar Railway station is the most important railhead in Orissa. This railway station in Orissa is served by trains like Rajdhani, Konarak Express, Coromondal Express etc which makes it very convenient to travel to Orissa by rail.

By Road

Extensive road networks criss cross the State of Orissa which makes reaching Orissa by road easy. A number of roadways and expressways run across the length and breath of the state and thus the best way to tour the state of Orissa is by road. Apart from traveling within the state, the presence of a number of National Highways make reaching Orissa by road a great option.

The capital city of Orissa Bhubaneshwar falls on the National Highway that connects the metro cities of Chennai and Kolkata and therefore those fond of long distance road travel can very conveniently reach Orissa by road. Besides, National Highway number 5, 6, 23, 42 and 43 run through the State which allows easy access of Orissa by road. 


Places to See in Odisha


Jagannath Temple

Jagannath Temple
Jagannath Temple
Category : Religious
The Jagannath Temple, Puri is one of the most renowned places of interest that are situated in the town of Puri. There are a number of temples in the town, which form one of the major attractions of the place. The Jagannath Temple of Puri is one of the most popular temples of the place. more... 




Konark SunTemple

Konark SunTemple
Sun Temple
Category : Religious
The Sun Temple situated at Konark is one of the most famous temples in the Indian state of Orissa. Since, Konark is situated in Orissa; it forms one of the three points of the so-called "Golden Triangle of Tourism". The other two spots are the temple city of Bhubaneshwar and Lord Jagannath's home, Puri. more...  







Chilka Lake
Chilka Lake
Chilka
Chilka is one of the Odisha attractions, which is visited by many tourists who come to the state on a vacation. The beautiful natural surroundings of Lake Chilka in Odisha make this place one of the most commonly visited tourist places of Odisha .
Chilka of Odisha is actually the biggest salt water lake of the entire country of India. It is situated towards the south-west of Puri, which is one of the most prominent tourist spots of the state. The Chilka Lake of Odisha is quite shallow. The length of the lake is 70 kms, while its width is 15 kms.

One of the main attractions of the Chilka Lake is the variety of birds that come here during the months of winter. These different species of birds mainly come from Siberia.

Khandigiri caves
Khandigiri caves
Khandagiri Caves
Khandigiri caves of Odisha bear relics to the rich religious history of the ancient times. Located at a short distance of just six kilometers from Bhubaneshwar, the Khandagiri caves are notable Odisha attractions that offer the tourists to experience the archaeological remnants of the bygone era.
The fifteen caves of Khandagiri were used to be inhabited by Jain scholars and hermits during the ancient periods. A perfect example of rock cut temples the walls of the caves of Khandagiri are exquisitely designed with beautiful paintings and motifs. Some of the walls bear inscriptions from the holy texts of the Jain religion.

Udaygiri Caves
Udaygiri Caves
Udayagiri Caves
The Udaygiri Caves comprise of eighteen rock cut caves that depicts the unique religious legacy of the ancient times. Located at a height of 135 feet, the Udaygiri hills were commonly referred to as Kumari Parvata during the ancient period.

The caves of Udaygiri were constructed to accommodate the Jain hermits and scholars who had renounced the worldly pleasures in search of truth and peace. The walls of the Udaygiri caves are decorated with beautiful paintings of human beings and animals. Some of the walls of the caves have inscriptions from the sacred texts of Jain religion carved on them.

Each of the caves of Udaygiri bears a distinct name. The double storied cave of Rani Gumpha is the most impressive of all the caves. Also known as Queen Cave, the walls and doorway of Rani Gumpha cave are extensively decorated with excellent carvings. Most of the carvings portray the victory of their native kings over the enemies.

Tourist Map Of Orissa
Tourist Map Of Orissa
Tourist Map Of Orissa